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January 5, 2008

End Of Season Sale at Roaman’s

Filed under: Fashion,Sales — Twistie @ 2:01 pm

Ah, how I love a good sale! And right now Roaman’s is having a huge one. Up to 80% off everything – including clearance items. This is how I got a fabulous purple suede coat last year for $42.00, and that price included shipping. The coat has stopped traffic. It would have been worth it at four times the price, but I get a special glow knowing how little it cost.

This vest is the piece I’m coveting right now:

Floral Damask Vest Not only is it pretty and classic, it’s available up to size 6X and $10.00 off the original price.

The styles at Roaman’s are a bit hit and miss, but when they hit, they really hit. And at these prices, it’s worth doing a little hunting for the good stuff.


  1. Roaman’s is certainly hiss and miss. Sometimes, it’s all plasticky-polyestery old-lady suit-y. Other times, it’s a great place to pick up wardrobe basics, such as twinsets or a leather coat–in way extended sizes and totally awesome.

    Comment by Chaser — January 5, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  2. I’m more of the belief that Roaman’s is mostly miss, rather than hit. Unless you’re in the market for cheap, shapeless clothing, that is. For some reason, it just *bothers* me. Much like Sears does, come to think of it. are also having a sale; 25% off with code MyBandLu

    Comment by Daniela — January 6, 2008 @ 2:58 am

  3. I don’t know if “hiss and miss” was a typo, but I like it…. I’m pretty sure Roaman’s main target market is transvestites. Their clothes aren’t exactly shaped for a woman’s body, and they have more ruffles and sequins than most actual women would ever wear. See also their wide selection of really big shoes.

    Come to think of it, though, I’ll bet they carry some long-legged, flat-butted jeans that might be worth checking out.

    Comment by B.S.A.G. — January 6, 2008 @ 9:04 am

  4. I love stumbling upon new online shopping sites. I’ll be paying them a visit.

    Comment by marleaux — January 6, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

  5. BSAG: Maybe they’re just marketing clothes for women of different shapes and sizes, instead of assuming all women have curves? Shocker, I know.

    Also, I think you mean to refer to transsexuls. Even after HRT, some MtF people I know never -quite- developed “normal” curves and have just as hellish a time finding clothes for a flat chest and flat butt as any biological female. Transvestites dress in clothing belonging to the other sex for sexual pleasure.

    Personally, I love sequins and ruffles and will definitely be checking them out. Always looking for kickass shirts and pretty camis to spice up my wardrobe.

    Comment by Kitty — January 8, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

  6. Good points, Kitty. I was actually going to say “transvestites and transsexuals” at first, then tried to remember Patrick Swayze’s explanation of the difference between a transvestite, a cross-dresser and a drag queen…and finally just edited myself for brevity.

    Let’s just say that customers looking for large shoes and flamboyantly embellished everyday wear have a place to shop, and that’s a good thing, no matter who those people are.

    And I’m totally with you on the flat butt thing. Until LB came out with Right Fit, men’s jeans were the only ones I’d wear – so I’m a big ol’ cross-dresser too.

    Comment by B.S.A.G. — January 9, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

  7. Passing through and wanted to tell you I enjoyed my stay

    Comment by Jessica — January 10, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

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